English Turf Winnings To Charity., Daily Racing Form, 1908-07-05


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ENGLISH TURF WINNINGS TO CHARITY The king of Sweden recently told a story of King Edwards charitable propensities Just before the race for the Derby which the kings horse Diamond Jubilee carried off his royal highness as he then was was watching the horses proceed to the start ¬ ing post Suddenly turning to the kiug of Sweden who was with him he said saidI I am most specially anxious to win today todayWhy Why soV inquired the king kingBecause Because was the answer I always give the princess whatever uiy success happens to bring me With the stake money of the last Derby I won the princess provided 1700 poor boys with a complete outfit clothes underllnen boots and all necessaries and stamped on each article was from your friend the prince The Duchess of Portland some time ago presented to ber husband a very handsome blotting book of Russia leather heavily mounted In silver On the mountings are engraved the names of all the races won by that extraordinary nicer Donovan In 1SSO Donovan won the Derby and the St Leger be ¬ sides the Newmarket Stakes and many other import ¬ ant races The total sum won by Donovan during his racing career amounted to 350000 and the whole of this large fortune the duke gave to his wife for the purpose of building ahnshoiises for widows of the dukes tenants and a cottage hospital for the neighborhood neighborhoodBaron Baron Hirsch was another great turfite most of whose winnings went to charity During his life ¬ time he spent more than 250000 of turf winnings on charity All the winnings of La Fleche amount ¬ ing in all to 173000 were devoted to the same purpose

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